Trick or treat? How to safely celebrate Halloween during a pandemic
Dr. Srinivas Murthy, an infectious disease expert and clinical associate professor in UBC faculty of medicine’s department of pediatrics, weighs in on how to safely celebrate Halloween during a pandemic, offering tips for parents and advice for those handing out candy from home.
Oct 26, 2020
Halloween doesn’t have to be a horror for children’s teeth
Sweet treats are as much a part of Halloween as haunted houses, creative costumes and the Monster Mash. They’re fun to collect, but having that big bag of candy around the house for weeks after Halloween can’t be good for children’s oral health.
Oct 30, 2018
Pedestrian fatalities increase on Halloween, particularly among children
Children are more likely to be fatally struck by a vehicle on Halloween than on other nights of the year, according to new research led by the University of British Columbia.
Oct 30, 2018
Tricks and treats: the business of Halloween
Costumes, candy and decorations are flying off store shelves in record numbers, as Halloween draws near.
Oct 25, 2016
How public health would handle the zombie apocalypse
Hordes of zombies haven’t yet made the leap from the horror-movie screen to downtown city streets, but that hasn’t stopped two professors from sharing tips on how to handle an invasion.
Oct 19, 2016
Boo! Why we love the trick, and not just the treat, of Halloween
UBC Psychology Professor Sheila Woody talks about our fascination with terror
Oct 28, 2013